Wednesday, August 30, 2006

a few quotes on learning Each time I have graduated, my dad told me the same thing: "now your real education can begin." He instilled in me from the beginning to use "formal education" as a way to learn how to learn. In fact, learning is a natural part of my family. My dad studies in order to prepare for his sermons; my mom is a teacher. And all of us love learning a few good random facts. In fact, I love learning. Perhaps that is one reason I became a teacher and researcher. As a teacher, I can pass on my love of learning others--giving them the tools to continue to learn on their own. Being a researcher, gives me an excuse to continue learning so that I can become a better teacher. And, like it has been said before, if you wanna learn, teach. As I prepare for the upcoming semesmter of courses, I want to share with you some of my favorite quotes on education and learning. “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” ~Chinese Proverb "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." ~Abigail Adams "Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration." ~Thomas A. Edison “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” ~Chinese Proverb "The important thing is not to stop questioning." ~Albert Einstein "I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." ~Albert Einstein "Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand." ~Chinese Proverb "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." ~Pablo Picasso "The more you know, the more you know you don't know." ~Aristotle "I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma." ~Eartha Kitt "Learning how to learn is life's most important skill." ~Tony Buzan "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." ~Voltaire "Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous." ~Confucius “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin This post was submitted to the Carnival of Beauty sponsored by Sallie at A Gracious Home. This week the theme is The Beauty of Learning and is hosted by Blair at Scribblings by Blair.

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